Monday, March 10, 2014

Mad About You by Joan Kilby

Title: Mad About You
Author: Joan Kilby
My Rating: A 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: -
Main Characters: Cassy and Scott
Release Date: March 2014
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
Accountant Cassy Morris knows she’s putting her heart on the line when she agrees to move in with her best friend, multi-millionaire geek Scott Thornton while she manages his nanotechnology lab and finds an angel investor for his revolutionary new product. She’s loved him forever even though he’s only ever regarded her as a friend. But Cassy never could refuse Scott anything... 

When Scott is named Seattle’s sexiest man, the attention from women threatens to get in the way of him finishing his pet project and putting it on the market. Cassy steps up once again and pretends to be his fiancé. A lifetime of repressed sexual tension explodes in a passionate affair. Soon Scott is wondering how he can convince Cassy to turn their fake engagement into reality...
My Review:
Do you love a good sexy, nerd story? If so, you need to read this book. I liked it. 

Scott and Cassy have been best friends forever. He's a brilliant scientist. She's an accountant. Scott is in the process of developing a ground-breaking nano technology that could mean everything for him in business and technology. The's almost ready to go, but he doesn't have the funding to produce his product...and the competition is breathing down his neck trying to steal his invention out from underneath him. His Cassy for help. She's smart, she's savvy, and she's more socially graceful than him which is important as he's trying to woo an investor. 

For Cassy, she needs the boost. She's been running her own accounting company for a while and is admittedly very bored. She's excited about the challenges Scott's company could provide...the one catch, working so closely with Scott since she's in love with him. 

There was a lot more to this story than I expected. It's a friends to lovers trope which I adore, but the problem with becoming involved with your best friend is that they already know you and your needs... at least they think they do. I had to giggle at the beginning of the romance when Scott would do something that Cassy has always suggested he do for girls, but then she would get ticked off because she knew the reasons she would suggest he do those give wildflowers when you're trying to let a girl down easy. Scott is incredibly smart, but when it comes to women, he's clueless. Before now, he's always gone to Cassy for advice. He can't do that now and he's floundering. 

But in other ways, that intimate knowledge of each other worked to strengthen them too. When it came to Scott's father, Cassy could see past all Scott's bluster and anger to the vulnerability below. I loved that depth of knowledge. A new relationship wouldn't be able to spot those emotions and would have just been hurt by the anger. That's why I love friends to lovers stories and this one was a fun one. I liked the whole business aspect and what the two of them are trying to do with Scott's company. I wasn't sure how it was all going to turn out, but in the end it worked and worked well. This was definitely a winner in my opinion. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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